Ski Expert Katie Mac
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  • Katie Mac

    I grew up skiing in BC, Canada. After high school, I chased my love of snow and all things winter down to Montana, where I studied snow science and engineering at MSU in Bozeman. With Bridger Bowl, Big Sky and endless backcountry terrain at my fingertips, my 4 years in Montana were filled with countless skiing adventures!

    Post graduation, I packed up and moved home to the Canadian Rockies. These days, I work as a professional ski patroller at the raddest, windiest resort in all of western Canada. I love that I get to spend every day with my head in the snow, exploring on my skis, and really putting my gear to the test!

    When I am not skiing the resort, you can find me with a huge smile on my face in the backcountry. I especially love big, open alpine terrain and going far on skis with my friends!

    I have experience with a variety of ski brands and types, and I am excited to help you find the perfect gear to get the most out of your time in the mountains!

    54 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategorySki Expert
    Customers helped442
    Home townKimberley, BC, Canada
    My QualificationPro Ski Patroller
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Current locationAlberta, Canada
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    Reviewer: Tyler
    Katie was more than helpful!
    Being someone who researches everything and tries to find the best price, Katie was fantastic. Patient, and extremely knowledgeable. 10/10 will recommend.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 31, 2022
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    Reviewer: Lisa
    Katie was amazing!
    Katie consistently and patiently worked with me until the exact skis I chose, in the latest model, came out. Prior to choosing skis, she gave me various options, with clear descriptions of the pros and cons of each. She did the same for bindings and boots. She put a lot of work into it, but made it a fun and easy experience for me! I will definitely work with her on my next purchase of ski gear, whatever that may be.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 12, 2021
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    Reviewer: Anna
    Awesome advice
    Katie was so great, she for sure knows her stuff. I was worried about buying gear from Texas where there are slim to no shops to walk into physically and get advice, but Katie was able to help me make awesome choices from my couch. Extremely thankful I happened upon her! Thanks Katie!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 12, 2021
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    Reviewer: Greg
    Greg's experience with Katie
    Katie rocks!! Will tell my group to check her out!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 29, 2022
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    Reviewer: Dan B
    Amazing Support - Very Helpful
    Katie helped me a lot. I'm new to skiing and had a lot of questions. She knew it all, and was quick and easy to talk to. Thanks!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 10, 2022
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    Reviewer: Christina
    Friendly, knowledgeable and patient
    I haven’t needed a new setup since my original set that was gifted to me over 15 years ago, so to look through all the options myself was very overwhelming. Katie helped me narrow it down and answered my millions of questions with a ton of patience and understanding!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 6, 2021
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    Reviewer: Cassidy
    Katie - Ski Expert!!!!
    Katie was so patient as I couldn't make a decision and she got me option after option after option and gave pros and cons of each. Being a college student, I was on a very limited budget and she kept that in mind the whole time. She's Awesome and of course super knowledgeable.... I highly recommend Curated and Katie... Thanks.... I can't wait to get my skis as the snow is amazing right now here in New Mexico and Southern Colorado....
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 29, 2021
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    Reviewer: Will
    Knows everything there is to skiing in the backcountry!
    I'm 17 and live in Bozeman MT and am trying to get a start to the backcountry skiing experience. The first step was to get a pair of AT boots, and Katie was my assigned Ski Expert. Katie did an amazing job at figuring out what terrain I liked and what skill level I was, sharing her experience in the backcountry with different pieces of gear. Even when I was asking just general questions about backcountry skiing to gain knowledge, Katie was friendly and had very good advice to share through her past experiences of backcountry skiing. Even though I did not buy gear from Katie's recommendations, I'm sure that in the future I will be able to get my touring skis, bindings, and skins from her! Katie has also sparked a fire of interest into backcountry skiing for me, and I hope to gain as much knowledge and experience that Katie has with the sport one day. I highly recommend her to anyone trying to get new ski gear or introduced into backcountry skiing. Thank You Katie!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 28, 2021
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    Reviewer: Desi
    Desi's experience with Katie
    Katie has been amazing. Super helpful!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 11, 2022
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    Reviewer: Quintin
    Ski gear
    Katie provided excellent customer service and provided multiple options for me. She responded timely and was very knowledgeable and informative with all products. I'm pleased and would recommend Curative and Katie Mac for all your ski needs.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Feb 2, 2021
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